Alfred Squires

View Alfred on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Service number:
Northumberland Fusiliers
Date of birth:
28 January 1891
Date of death:
27 September 1918
Age at Death:

Known information

Alfred Squires was born in Oakham on 28 January 1891, the son of Joseph Squires and his wife of 14, West Road. He enlisted in the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in March 1916, and the following June was sent out to France. He was twice wounded, the first time in the left arm and on the second occasion in the leg, when bringing in his wounded Sergeant under heavy fire. He returned to France on 28 August 1918 and was killed a month later by a piece of shrapnel on 27 September 1918, at Cambrai. He is remembered on Panel 3 of the Vis-en-Artois Memorial and also on Oakham's war memorial.

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  • Oakham Church
  • Oakham Memorial
  • Oakham Memorial  NE-TA
  • Vis-en-Artois-drone 2
  • Vis-en-Artois Memorial 1
  • Vis-en-Artois Memorial 3
  • Vis-en-Artois Memorial 5
  • Vis-en-Artois Memorial cross
  • A Squires 1

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A picture of Mr Squires’ name on the Memorial, taken 21 March 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 24th March '15 at 9:53pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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